Gary W. Kronk
Image taken:
Feb. 22, 2009
St. Jacob, Illinois, USA
The comet was barely visible to the naked eye, but as I started imaging it through my telescope I was quickly struck by an apparent cloud of debris just northwest of the coma. Increasing the contrast on one image revealed a thin strand of material connecting the cloud to the coma.
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